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Old 08-03-2005, 11:33 PM
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A/C Low Side pipe insulation

Any ideas for a good replacment for this stuff? Some of mine is missing and all I have is a "sweaty" pipe running across the front of the engine. Regular pipe insulation from Home Depot is rather thick....and may not hold up in the heat. Ideas anyone?

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Old 08-03-2005, 11:40 PM
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insulation

home depot sells a product i believe called no sweat for about $8.00, it is a pipe wrap specificaly for a/c or other pipes that develop condensation, i have used it and it works well. the only problem is it is white, i have seen others that ar tar colored but both work well
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:49 AM
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I have used the stuff from Home Depot that they sell for insulating pipes to keep them from freezing. It is sort of hard like styrofoam and is slit down one side. I have taped it on neatly and it has lasted a long time.

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:31 PM
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Thanks guys....I am trying the stuff from Home Depot....It is the insulation for home a/c lines. I'm not sure how long it will hold up in the heat under my hood, but it was only about $4.50 and I've got enough left over for next time.

I think that it may have helped my a/c cool a few degrees colder....I keep a thermometer in the center vent and probably watch it way more than I should.

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Old 08-04-2005, 09:34 PM
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We need a law to prevent people like you from driving in a distracted manner because you are watching the thermometer!
Ban thermometers in A/C vents! Save our children!
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Old 08-04-2005, 09:36 PM
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I don't have any insulation at all on my AC lines.
What lines are you talking about? The suction line to the compressor?

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Old 08-04-2005, 10:13 PM
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I don't have any insulation at all on my AC lines.
What lines are you talking about? The suction line to the compressor?

Danny

Danny....it's the line that has the valve on the "low" side of the a/c ...(blue cap??)...and it's the one that gets cold (or supposed to) when the a/c is running. The line runs across the front of the engine, behind and under the power steering pump and then down to the compressor. If your a/c is working and the line doesn't have insulation on it, you can probably identify it by the condensation that forms on it (if you live in an area with sufficient humidity).

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